Updated: Nov 23, 2018
Claire Leigh started her boutique business just over 4 years ago with a small credit card loan holding ‘gift parties’ in people’s houses. She now has an award winning shop in St.John’s Village, Woking turning over in excess of £200,000.
Claire shares her story of how she went from gift parties to having the shop in St. Johns Village, Woking.
Claire has a number of events in the lead up to Christmas - starting on 1st November with an evening to solve your styling dilemmas for the upcoming party season - with professional stylist, Emma Shoe
We talk about:
How Claire's dream of having a shop became reality
Her use of social media to create awareness
Getting started with gift party nights
Running her 'side hustle' alongside a corporate role and family
The gradual transition to a shop
What you do when you choose the wrong products
Managing requests from local artisans to stock their products from Claire's side and the maker's side
Getting the windows dressed
Behaving with integrity towards your staff, whilst looking after your business and understanding your legal obligations to staff members
Building a support network around you - to get advice - costs money but worth it, also on courses
The role fitness and diet play in keeping her on an even keel
Where her business is going and why it is called Two Ducks
Her children's sense of ownership (and just how many children fit into the changing room at the same time!)
Email: Claire Leigh
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